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AND INDUS RELIGIONS
That the Harappan culture
appeared non-Vedic to its excavators may be attributed to
their lack of knowledge of Hindu culture generally, wherein Vedism
and Shaivism are the same basic tradition. We must remember that ruins do not necessarily have one
interpretation. Nor does the ability to discover ruins necessarily give
the ability to interpret them correctly. Ancient India, like Egypt,
had many deities and could not have been dominated by one only.
It would have included Shiva, who as Rudra is already prominent in the
Yajur and Atharva Vedas which appear to correspond with the
We also note that Shiva is the deity
of the Ganges region which became the center of Indic-civilization in the
post-Harappan era. Vedic deities, like Indra and Agni, are those of the
Sarasvati river to which the Harappan era belongs.